What does informal mean?

Definitions for informal
ɪnˈfɔr məlin·for·mal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. informaladjective

    not formal

    "conservative people unaccustomed to informal dress"; "an informal free-and-easy manner"; "an informal gathering of friends"

  2. informal, looseadjective

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

  3. informaladjective

    used of spoken and written language

  4. cozy, intimate, informaladjective

    having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere

    "had a cozy chat"; "a relaxed informal manner"; "an intimate cocktail lounge"; "the small room was cozy and intimate"

Wiktionary

  1. informaladjective

    Not formal or ceremonious; casual.

    an informal get-together

  2. informaladjective

    Not in accord with the usual regulations; unofficial.

    an informal agreement

  3. informaladjective

    Suited for everyday use.

    informal clothes

  4. informaladjective

    Reflecting everyday, non-ceremonious usage.

  5. informaladjective

    Not organized; not structured or planned.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Informaladjective

    Offering an information; accusing. A word not used.

    Etymology: from inform.

    These poor informal women are no more
    But instruments of some more mightier member,
    That sets them on. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Informaladjective

    not in the regular, usual, or established form; not according to official, conventional, prescribed, or customary forms or rules; irregular; hence, without ceremony; as, an informal writting, proceeding, or visit

  2. Informaladjective

    deranged in mind; out of one's senses

  3. Etymology: [Pref. in- not + formal.]

Editors Contribution

  1. informal

    A conversation, occasion or meeting that is friendly, peaceful and fun.

    We love to meet with our work friends in an informal manner so we can all get to know each other that does not involve our work roles.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3869

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'informal' in Adjectives Frequency: #525

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of informal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of informal in a Sentence

  1. Gage Averill:

    Until the early part of the 20th century, barbershop had a strong connection to black informal singing, the music was rooted in black communities. Of course, there's a lot of white nostalgic music that actually comes out of black culture.

  2. Anirudh Rastogi:

    Pushing the exchange business out from the formal economy to the informal cash economy to operate under the radar will worsen the problem, not solve it.

  3. Srikanth Kondapalli:

    The second informal meeting as such is significant given these ominous signals at bilateral, regional and global levels.

  4. Obi Ozor:

    It used to take one week to transport goods 1,000 km, from Lagos to Kano, africa's logistics is very informal, making it challenging for many businesses to move goods efficiently.

  5. Daniel Boren:

    Over time the chant was formalized in the local SAE chapter and was taught to pledges as part of the formal and informal leadership process, it is clear that during the four years since the chant was brought to the university campus, its existence was known by recent members and ... it became part of the institutionalized culture of the chapter.

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